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Stephen Bezruchka


Stephen Bezruchka (pronounced bez rootch ka), a graduate of Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities, teaches courses in population health in the Department of Global Health as faculty at UW.   He worked clinically as a doctor for 35 years including three decades as an emergency physician.  He spent over 11 years in Nepal, writing the first trekking guide to that country (8th edition appearing in 2011), running a community health project a week’s walk from the road, training Nepali doctors in a remote district hospital and advancing concepts of population health.   He focuses on creating greater public understanding of the determinants of health through teaching, talking and writing at various levels from middle school onward.